Business View Magazine - March 2016

34 Business View Magazine - April 2016 Business View Magazine - April 2016 35 The Ericsson ICT Centre in Montreal, referenced in the article. Photo Credit WZMH. Innovative Engineering Solutions Approaching 100, HH Angus gearing up for growth Since opening its doors in 1919, Toronto-based HH An- gus and Associates has evolved into one of Canada’s largest independent engineering firms. It provides me- chanical and electrical engineering consulting servic- es to clients in the healthcare, technology, commercial and energy sectors. And while a track record nearing 100 years speaks pretty well for itself, the daily motivation is to remain at the forefront of design through leading-edge practices and standards, and to provide a comprehensive range of services for clients – engineering, technical sup- port, design and project management among them – that take the relationships from concept all the way to commissioning. The numbers indicate the success of the “in it for the long haul” approach. More than 40 HH Angus employees have at least 20 years of service time with the company, and more than 70 percent of the firm’s overall business portfolio is comprised of repeat clients – including Cadillac Fair- view, the Toronto Dominion Bank, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Hospital for Sick Children, the University Hospital Network, St. Mi- chael’s Hospital, Queen’s University in Kingston and the University of Toronto. “We will celebrate 100 years in business (in 1919). You only get to that milestone through satisfied cli- ents, a stable workforce and consistently embracing new technology and approaches to our industry,” said Kevin O’Neill, director of the company’s Commercial Division. “For example, in the firm’s early days, we were among the first to engineer electrical systems for buildings when electricity use was still new, and air conditioning was almost unheard of. “And we were early adopters of sustainable design for buildings, long before it became more common.” O’Neill said his division is largely geared toward any projects not under the company’s high-tech and healthcare umbrellas, or those endeavors not specifi- cally aimed at a building’s central plant functions. That means “any buildings that have people” are in the division’s wheelhouse, including tenant renova- tions, schools, universities, offices, courthouses, sporting fields and facilities, and cultural centers. Also falling under the commercial purview, he said, is the company’s lighting design team, as well as its VT (Ver- tical Transportation) team – which handles aspects of projects that involve elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks. AT A GLANCE WHO: HH Angus & Associates Limited WHAT: Private consulting engineering firm founded in 1919 WHERE: Corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario WEBSITE :